(May 12, 2010) --- Yesterday, the city of Baltimore showed veteran Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis the road.
Lewis (who was once sentenced to one year of probation and fined $250,000 by the NFL for his alleged involvement in the stabbing death of two men at a party following the Ravens Super Bowl victory in January of 2000) was honored by the city with his own street.
Here’s a nice photo of the staging area just off of the new Ray Lewis Way where they held the special yellow ribbon-cutting ceremony.
In a ribbon-cutting ceremony, minus the scissors, North Avenue (not all that far from a nicer part of town) was officially renamed Ray Lewis Way. It was quite the ceremony as usually this kind of honor is bestowed after someone dies.
For those interested in checking out the new Ray Lewis Way, roll up your windows, lock your doors, for heaven's sake don’t stop and follow these simple directions: Go straight past Marlo Stanfield Street, hang a left on Avon Barksdale Avenue, take a sharp turn for a short cut through a dark alley and keep driving until you reach the dead-end.
Even though some Bengals fans think this is in poor taste, there are many who feel Ray Anthony Lewis is a football god and is deserving of this honor... and if you don't agree, he and his boys will stab you.
In related news, the city of Green Bay recently removed the letter “P” from all of their Brett Favre Pass street signs.